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Stories: Pisco & Chopi

Mountain adventures create the best stories, and we want to share some of ours with you. Dive into Alpenglow Stories to stay up to date on expeditions in the field, read blogs, and get tips and tricks from guides.

Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca with Logan Talbott

  Q: What’s it like to climb in the Cordillera Blanca? Describe the variety of terrain and range of skill level of the climbs. Logan: Imagine walking along a small…
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Sunrise on Pisco Summit!

Our Artesonraju/Huascaran team is off and running with a fast ascent to the summit of Pisco today, which acted as a perfect acclimatization peak for this very strong team. They…
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One Trip Ends and Another Begins

After a successful summit of Pisco and an excellent effort on Chopicalqui, our team has some great memories of a few weeks in the Cordillera Blanca. As they arrive home,…
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Photo from the summit of Pisco

We just thought we’d post a snapshot of Mike Stone and Will Renner on the summit of Pisco. There will be more to come. Right now they are back in…
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Turned by the Wind on Chopicalqui

After 3 days of rest and a bit of a storm in basecamp, the team began its move on Chopicalqui. Chopicalqui, at 20,848 feet is one of the biggest peaks…
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Team Summits Pisco, 18,972 feet!

Alpenglow’s Pisco and Chopicalqui Expedition is off to an excellent start. Yesterday the strong group made the decision to attempt the summit of Pisco direct from Cave Camp (14,200 feet),…
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Peru Team Moving Up on Pisco

We just got word that the Pisco/Chopicalqui team is settled in at Pisco’s Cave Camp. They’ve spent the last 2 days acclimatizing in the Llanganuco Valley below the peak, going…
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Checking in from Pisco Base Camp

The team checked in yesterday from Pisco base camp. They are safe and sound, breathing well and feeling strong at roughly 12,500′. They will do a carry up to Cave…
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Alpenglow’s Peru Season Begins!

For the fourteenth year in a row, Alpenglow’s guides will be leading groups on the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. The season begins tomorrow with lead guide Jaime…
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The Easy Life in Huaraz

Before the boys get too comfortable in Huaraz, we are heading to the mountains! The team arrived here complete yesterday morning, and ever since we have been eating excellent Thai,…
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